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communities? and i think perhaps the law enforcement folks feel the cultures in the communities and see that come out in the adults. i would like to hear about how do you affect a culture and even in san francisco we have many cultures affecting what is valued, what is criticized. >> you know i think that richard touched upon this. it's a relationship of power and it's clearly going to differ from community to community; right. when i was telling you i was picked because because i didn't speak english or at all initially there were only about 5% of us that were hispanic in the school and wouldn't be the case if 95% are hispanic and english speaking as a second language, but i think the way that we can deal with the issue is we ought to first of all start with the notion of respect for others, and respect for others can work across the line. it doesn't necessarily mean -- it doesn'tly has to deal with the culture. is how we treat one another? and i think we have to be very clear in our educational process and the communication to our people and what is acceptable behavior and what is
and workers are standing at the precipice of. with me is syracuse university law professor and pulitzer prize investigative reporter, david johnson, who provides details on how big corporations use plain english to rob you blind. in his book, "the fine print." loretta sanchez, carmin wong-ulrich, and matt welch. so nice to have you all at the table. >> good morning. >> thank you. good morning. >>> david, i stole that cyborg a bit from your text. i thought it was useful. if we are going to call them people, the kind of people they are is not immoral but amoral, interested only in profits but willing to work with the law but in a ray that erodes what our capacities are. play that out for me. >> society is defined by its rules. what we have been doing quietly and without the news media covering it is rewriting the rules. the rules of competition are being thwarted or repealed. everyone in america has had a legal right to the telephone. you have to pay for it. that's been repealed in six. they can say, sorry, we are not going to serve you. >> i think the language has been about this $2,000. if we
to federal and state laws. one case involves the federal defense of marriage act, which denies federal benefits to same sex couples legally married in their own state. the other is a challenge to california's prop 8, which took away the right of same sex marriage that had been previously approved by state courts. >>> florida governor charlie crist completed his political transformation. crist was elected governor as a republican in 2006, then later ran for the senate as an independent. he campaigned for president obama, and spoke at the democratic national convention. he's now officially a democrat and is widely expected to run for governor again in 2014. >>> south africa's beloved nelson mandela is getting tests in a hospital. the country's president says no cause for alarm there. he says the 94-year-old mandela is getting tests consistent with his age. the nobel laureate became his nation's first black president. >>> the fbi wants to talk to a man in custody in egypt. he's a well known islamic extremist. that's why egypt wanted him taken down. but american terrorist watchers think he
constitutional challenges to same-sex marriage laws. if the court were to follow public opinion, the decision could come down in favor of gay and lesbian couples. recent polling shows 53% of americans think same-sex marriage should be legal. 46% say illegal. and on election day, voters in three states approved same-sex marriage. "outfront," mckay coppins, tim carney and maria cardona, cnn contributor and democratic strategist. this is kind of big news in all of this. tim, you saw the polls. now the supreme court will get involved in this. should this signal something to the republican party? should they say it's reached this level, we need to rethink our position on this? >> polls are one thing. there's also the fact most states don't have gay marriage yet and most of those that do, it was not put in by the will of the people. i'm a marylander. we did -- our state did vote for gay marriage. most of them had to do with judges ruling. if the supreme court does for gay marriage what it did for abortion and roe v. wade and said, no, this is not in the hands of the people. we're going to say there
streets when the law took effect. i'll be interested to find out what the absentee rate is at seattle workplaces today, miguel. >> reporter: i think most people are going to work here. it's not quite as crazy as that. it's cold and rainy. puts a damper on things. there were a lot of parties across the entire state and a lot of those issues you raised will be taken care of in the near future. last night was a night for celebration for these folks. >> four, three, two, one. >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hardcore smokers showed up at the base of the space needle to light up at the stroke of midnight and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight allowing celebrations to light up. >> this is what you assume stores will look like or something along these lines? >> yes.
$174,000. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. washington state's new marijuana law went into effect today, make together first state to legalize the drug for recreational use for people 21 or older. john blackstone tells us those that are supposed to enforce law are a little foggy on the details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters, jonah spangenthal lee was given the task of explaining the state state's new marijuana law on an online guide. >> what do you call it? mari-what? the guide to legal pot use in seattle. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying thattix. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana illegally. for now that leaves some confusion gaffes. for example it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly, but last night teem peepdid. let me get this straight-- you can possess it, you can buy it but nobody is allowed to sell it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: and nobody is allowed to grow it right now either. >> that's correct as well. >> reporter: so how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% o
to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. the new law took effect at midnight and people marked the occasion with a pot party at seattle space needle overnight. it's not a blanket license to smoke pot anywhere anytime. cnn's miguel marquez has been up all night, live in seattle for us. so it's not illegal to smoke marijuana but the whole distribution network of marijuana and the distribution and sale of marijuana is still illegal. there's a big asterisk here for recreational pot users. >> reporter: for now it is. in the next year or so that will be taken care of, as this law takes effect. but today was the first big step in what people here are calling a revolution. that pot, less than an ounce is now legal to possess and use. ♪ ♪ i messed up my entire life because i got high ♪ >> reporter: anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a cell anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana, you know. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the
gupta, a law and mba student at george washington university, died suddenly. mysteriously. he's no relationship to me, but when his family got word, they spent hours trading phone calls. they were in stunned disbelief. >> there was a message from his mom, and she had left three messages for me so i knew there was something wrong. >> i received a call from my mom. i didn't answer, but then i got a text message from her, which is very unusual. >> and i called her back. and i said, what happened? and she says, it's ben. he died. i just -- i didn't have any of the information. >> i finally said, how did this happen? and she said he went to sleep the night before and he just never woke up. >> he's always smiling, every picture he's smiling. >> for days, ben gupta's family was desperate for answers. what killed him? he was only 28 years old. he had recently been given a clean bill of health. how could he just not wake up? >> and then the thought went through my mind that maybe it was some sort of a brain aneurism or something must have happened. >> but his father was in for a shock
will these new laws affect that. >> you want to know why i pulled you over? littering and smoking the reefer. >> driving while high. more drivers are toking up. yet studies in this shows too much marijuana affects coordination and judgment. >> one of the first and important being the reduced ability to divide one's attention. >> marijuana advocates say it is less debilitating than alcohol. some say those who drive within three hours of smoking possibility are twice as likely to cause a crash. >> cenk: the seattle police department put out a picket with some words on it that might be very clear as to what their in tent is for their citizens and police officers. the dude abides. welcome to a new america. i love it. let's have a discussion about this. we've got vivian mctigue the executive director of hemp fest, a long time marijuana advocate which is not surprising given the name and james shore an attorney in seattle. all right. let's begin the conversation. first of all, i want to find out your concerns, james let me start with you. >> thank you cenk. well, the concerns are as pointed out in
, they won't actually be able to tie the knot until january 1st when that new law goes into effect. the governor is expected to formally ratify the election results allowing clerks to hand out marriage certificates today. now the clerk of courts can choose not to issue licenses until january 2nd when the law officially goes into effect. one of the compromises proponents of same sex marriage struck to get enough votes in the house of delegates was a provision that prevented the new law from taking effect before midnight, december 31st. now attorney general doug gansler says that clerks may issue licenses as soon as the governor declares same sex marriage approved by voters which he's going to do today. the only restriction was that the licenses cannot be affected before midnight on january it's. a pretty big day -- 1st. a pretty big day for same sex couples. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> baltimore county school superintendent proves he is open to all suggestions with making your child's school better place. dr. dance held the first of two stud
for those who want to see same-sex marriage become the law of the land. meanwhile, in egypt, they are just trying to get a functioning government off the ground. we'll go live to cairo where along with tear gas the words in the air today are martial law. >>> first, though, some developing news from south africa where nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surgery. he became a bona fide world icon after spending some 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. in 1994, he became president of the country where he had been imprisoned. >>> to the fiscal cliff now. the clock continues to tick away. lawmakers now have just 24 days left to make a deal and avoid that combination of b
. a momentous day for same-sex couples. today is the first day to pick up the marriage licenses. the law allowing gay marriages in maryland won't take affect until january 1st. but clerks started issuing the license today. karen gray houston has the latest for us. >> reporter: some have waited a long time for this tate. there was no stampedes to apply for the marriage licenses but a trickle. clearly same-sex marriage is a real life changer. one couple we met wants to tie the knot and realizes it's a big step. >> reporter: meet karen, the general manager of the store. sitting in the lobby of the montgomery county circuit court. show thought this day would never come. >> so excited. i can't believe this day is here. i can't believe it. been waiting a long time. >> reporter: the longtime partner of 29 yearstions the spotlight and doesn't want to be identified. >> there is purchases and people don't believe in who we are and what we stand for and u unfortunately, they don't want this to happen. the people of maryland spoke. >> reporter: a majority of maryland voters cruised -- [ indiscernibl
if law enforcement agencies can persuade congress to act. there are new developments and brian todd is joining us now. what's going on here, brian? >> wolf, law enforcement now wants to be able to retrieve our text messages. not just the so-called meta data, the who and when, they want the context and carriers to store it for three months. as one prosecutor pointed out to us, these days your text is often where the evidence is. michelle says she started getting the harassing texts in early november. an anonymous person threatened to send nude pictures of her to her mother and then to a wide circulation. one text said i'm so close to sending them to everyone. you are so sexy, you'll be an online star in no time unless you answer me. the threats came from different cell phone numbers. a model and college student, she was terrified. >> i was very, very afraid. i mean, that week i didn't go to a night class because i didn't feel safe to walk by myself. >> reporter: it's tho kinds of texts that u.s. law enforcement authorities want more power to investigate. several law enforcement group
the writing of law. that's the concern that those people have. under mubarak it was a secular nation, and now it's not. >> so if you are one of egypt's neighbors and you look and see what's going on inside, are you worried? are you concerned here? does it look like an arab spring that would actually spill over to the region, or is this something that egypt has to hand on its own and it will sort out? >> the latter. it's going to be the latter wrrn other nations aren't worried. the west is probably looking at how egypt is going in terms of the constitution, and a bit worried about the new egypt they will be dealing with when it comes to international relations. my sense is here a lot of people have sort of written off the muslim brotherhood in other countries as well at veers times. invariably, they've been wrong. these guys are organized and they have strong support, and, unfortunately, the guys on the street said not so organized, not as much support, and there's the cairo factor. it's want the same outside of cairo. >> thanks. appreciate it. >> i want to bring in our barbara star. she's at
director for the national,or for the reform of marijuana laws. oregon senator jeff merkley, heidi ewing, and rachel grady will be joining us. steve satich, ohio congressman, steve latourette, and ambassador nick burns are our guests this morning. it's thursday, december 6th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, some major developments to tell you about in egypt, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is
. they and others lined up shortly after the governor signed the voter approved law yesterday. >> washington state just legalized recreational marijuana. some pot smokers lit up just after midnight when the new law took affect and technically smoking in public marijuana is not legal and the feds are reminding people using marijuana is still a crime under federal law. >>> we are following breaking news of a police chase and crash in san francisco. claudine wong is live near the foot of the bay bridge to show us the damage, claudine? >> reporter: we are on essex and folsom and police say they did not chase the suspect but he did fail to yield and you can see the car hooked up to the tow truck. this is the essex street on ramp and folsom street shut down so if you take a look to where the orange cones are post -- orange cones are posted. until just a few minutes ago, water was shotting through the air and flooding through this intersection. at this point, the situation is now that they are towing the car in front of this. the subject has been taken to the hospital and we don't know the extent of his
'm grateful my daughter-in- law is getting better. thank goodness. >> reporter: medical experts say kate's condition, which causes vomiting and dehydration, sometimes lasts the entire pregnancy. the duchess has at least six months to go before the royal baby is born. in london, monica villamizar, wjz eyewitness news. >> and prince william is likely to get time off from his royal air force job to care for kate. but he will have to return to work at some point. >>> cooler temperatures have returned to our area. the sun has been out all day. but don't let it fool you. air is brisk. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the numbers from first warning weather. hi, bob. >>> compared to monday and tuesday, right now, we're about 30 degree colder than we were earlier this week. it's only around 40 now. 34 in oakland. 44 in d.c., dew points come up a little bit, 25 degrees. 41 in ocean city. now, tomorrow, we'll have an area of low pressure, passing to our west. it will bring us clouds. looks like we'll probably see a little rain. but milder
him? >> we know he's 45 years old, masters degree in sharia law. he's also believed to be the driving force behind a new terror group seeking to align itself with al qaeda. this is according to both the u.s. and an egyptian official. the egyptian official said he has denied any connection to the afacon the u.s. consulate or affiliation with al qaeda, but he's also believed to be connected to a heavily armed terror cell raided in october in egypt. five people were arrested at that time. >> right, and probably not the only suspect, right? is the fbi making more progress in this? >> well, it's hard to tell how this is going. we know they're looking at a lot of people. we also know that the fbi hoped to question, for example, a tunisia suspect. but after finally getting access to him, he refused to speak. now that's just one suspect. abu ahmed is another. we don't know the role the five others in the terrorist cell in egypt may have played in all of this. >> susan candiotti in new york, thank you for that. >>> we should get more information about the benghazi attack when secretary of stat
laid back new year's celebration ever? no. celebration of washington state's brand new pot law. yes, they're smoking joints. >>> i dare you, like double dare you. obama administration bites and says, yeah, we're prepared to go off the fiscal cliff. >>> roger goodell, the commissioner football fans love to hate. there's a softer, gentler side of goodell. seriously. the nfl commissioner you don't know. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. smoke 'em if you got 'em. recreational marijuana is officially legal in washington state. shall we say a rather mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. m
business owners are doing to cash in on the new law. >>> but first, a live look at fedex field. a dreary start to the morning. lots of people out there already, getting ready for the crowds. will it clear up in time for the game? gwen tolbert, what will the weather be like for the afternoon? >> we've got the clouds going and we've got the rain and it's really not going to be too much of a change. the seats are definitely going to be wet out there. be prepared, everybody. let's take a look at radar. we've got a fair amount of rainfall moving in acrossea. we've got a frontal system to the south of us that's going to move to the north as a warm front before it's said and done. the rain, off and on throughout the day with the drizzle, so do be prepared. let's go to the weather maps. here's a look at fog advisory currently in effect, this until 11:00 this morning, mainly for areas of delmarva. and temperatures, 51 degrees right now at reagan national airport, 50 at bwi. not expecting that to change too much. 1:00 kickoff at fedex field. we do anticipate it to be cloudy, dreary and with a chan
girl in oakland. the 16-year-old girl walked away from the fred finch youth center tuesday. federal law prevents staff members from stopping her but they followed her until she got in the area of the fruitvale bart station where she disappeared. she wasn't seen again for two days when a drive found her aboard a bus in san francisco. could she had bruising around the neck where the suspect tried to strangle my daughter. >> the suspect was 36 and was arrested yesterday. alameda county prosecutors could charge him today. >>> police are looking for a man who lobbed a walgreens of narcotics in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect. police say he asked for oxycontin and showed a gun. the suspect is a white man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with short cropped hair. he wore a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> plans to reduce firefighting service will be the focus of a meeting at the contra costa county fire protection district. among the actions being considered closing several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a t
in trouble with the law again. he comes on to this show to explain himself. >> i want to do the right thing. >>> and the most popular korean pop star on the planet getting heat for some hateful words about u.s. soldiers. you can divide americans into two camps. either you consider it the illegal drug of choice for slackers or you'd like to see it legalized. sell it, tax it, make it a sign of our valued civil liberties, maybe even a treatment for illness. we're talking, of course, about marijuana, pot, whatever you want to call it. voters in washington and colorado legalized it, recreational use last month. and washington's law took effect on thursday. but when americans think about legal drug use, most people don't think seattle. think they about amsterdam, right? holland's famous port city has about 780,000 people. drugs there are technically illegal but they've been tolerated since the 1970s. seattle is a port city, too, a little smaller than amsterdam. as of this week, marijuana is legal across the whole state in amounts up to one ounce. what can seattle and the rest of american expect t
with each other through marriage. >> the governor signed the voter approved referendum into law on wednesday. >>> those of you in minnesota and the great lakes area, i don't have to tell you that you're getting slammed right now by a major winter storm. it's the most snow in the minneapolis area so far this season, and we're still a week and a half away from the start of winter. 8 inches of snow right now in the twin cities. a few more inches will accumulate there tonight. that storm will bring rain to new england tomorrow. >>> we have more now on those fiscal cliff talks today between president obama and house speaker john boehner. our emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: this was a bit of a surprise meeting. it certainly took place behind closed doors, and all we are being told resulted from it came from two separate statements, one from the white house, one from a congressional staffer, and the statements' wording is identical. this afternoon the president and speaker boehner met at the white house to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. we're not reading out details of th
are potential legal challenges associated with state and federal environmental laws and acquiring necessary right- of-way acquisition. this concludes my statement. i would be pleased to answer any questions you and other members of the committee might have. >> thank you secretary of transportation from washington, 5 minutes. >> thank you. this is an important hearing to think about not only lessons learned through the development and implementation of a high- speed rail program but looking forward to reauthorization. states responsible for delivering an operating the real systems in our state are committed to continue a real program of this time. passenger rail has been in place since 1994 we have partnered from the state level with amtrak and in our state in a collaborative approach to an incremental delivery of high and higher speed real programs and service. we see the implementation of a national vision as an important part of what we are trying to deliver. we have a corridor between eugene, oregon, and vancouver, british columbia. we have achieved in the last year up to 880,000 passeng
was decidedly unamused. >> obviously, the vice, what the australian broadcaster did may well have broken the law. on the other hand, they've apologized for it. so we're going to have a long and careful think about what, if anything, we do. >> reporter: the station said it was the easier prank call it had ever made. >> when is a good time to come and visit her? because i'm the queen, so i need to get down there. >> i would suggest anytime after 9:00 would be suitable. >> reporter: easy for a nurse, what she's supposed to do when someone calls up saying it's the queen, ask for proof. what started as a story here about a difficult beginning to a pregnancy became more than that. it became one of a patient confidentiality and about humor, and about bad accents. >> thank you, mark phillips. >>> in egypt this morning army tanks are protecting the presidential papplace as the president prepares to speak to the nation tonight. at least five people killed overnight and hundreds wounded as opponents fought out the palace gates. more demonstrations are planned today in cairo. holly williams is there. holly,
agency partners whether in law enforcement or fire or emergency management to bring in and collect all that information to a central node and our emergency center that filters the information i need to make decisions. now, our common operating picture, we developed initially based on military platforms. but we've migrate it had to a web-based solution that is open to all of our inter agency partners. it's on the dot-gov domain, it's password protected but it's not on our military proprietary systems. so, we can share the common operating picture that we have with cal ema and we've developed the ability to import data from every allied organization whether it's usgs, the law enforcement agencies, fire, weather, what have you, to be able to put it out in layers so we literally can know everything going on. we can see lightning strikes that cause fires, down to the size of a car fire. we're often able to do predictive analysis that exceeds the ability of fire and other agencies and able to call them up because we can see this and we've trained our battle captains that work in our operatio
-- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> and later this half hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soon seeing much more of her. we'll explain what she is up to in "the skinny." rihanna is always up to something kind of offbeat and sexy at the same time. i respect that. >> should we wait for it? >> wait for it. >>> but first, the struggle over avoiding the fiscal cliff. new polling suggests support for president obama's position in the standoff with congressional republicans. >> the new associated press poll finds 48% of americans want tax cuts for wealthy to expire. and it says more people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce the federal deficit. >> now, if the nation goes over the cliff at the e
years of age, it's now legal to possess a small amount of marijuana. the new law legalizing pot went into effect yesterday. as abc's neal karlinsky reports, the new law is full of contradictions. >> i'm over 21. >> sure. >> reporter: if i pull out an ounce of marijuana, and you're an officer, what do you say to me? >> i'm going to say nothing, quite honestly. >> reporter: in fact, they joke on the official police website, "you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a 'lord of the rings' marathon in the privacy of your own home." but even though it's legal to have it, it's not yet legal to sell marijuana to the masses. at least not for another year, while the state establishes rules for this now budding industry. entrepreneurs, or pot-trepeneurs, like this former microsoft manager are already making plans to open starbucks-like stores. >> the category of premium marijuana. think like a fine brandy, a fine cognac. >> reporter: drug policy experts worry the new law could spark new problems. >> the price of marijuana will drop dramatically and consumption will increase. t
bee" reports a federal judge is barring the state of california from enforcing its new law banning day conversion therapy. two mental health providers and a former patient are suing to overturn the ban. judge william shub ruling the first amendment rights of mental health professionals out-weigh concerns about the concerns of potential dangers associated with their practices. >>> a new orleans man has been fired from his job at a convenience store an he's facing a criminal citation if you can believe it police say he booted an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call for a man with chest pain. there is a sign at the store which warns that vehicles left unattended in the parking lot will be booted. the man claims he did not know the vehicle was an ambulance when he put the boot on it. it's clear to us that it is an ambulance. this guy is not from this country. he is telling police officers i had no idea this was an emergency vehicle. at least that is his excuse. this particular place enforces that you cannot be in there more than ten minutes without being booted. he was doing
cognac. >> reporter: drug policy experts worry the new law could spark new problems. >> the price of marijuana will drop dramatically and consumption will increase. that spells bad news for parents and researchers who are realizing that today's maifrn is not your woodstock weed of the '60s. it is much more harmful. >> reporter: state officials estimate this once-taboo plant will eventually bring in $500 million in tax revenue per year. enough to cover the seattle police department's entire budget. it becomes legal in colorado next month, and experts say three states, oregon, california and massachusetts, are also watching closely. just to give you a sense of what the stores might look like, this is a medical maifrn dispenry. soon, you may see marijuana with prices and labels just like, this in totally legal stores, at strip malls. diane? >> thank you, name. >>> and now, we head to washington and a big shock today about one of the most powerful forces in the tea party. republican senator jim demint of south carolina, the unwaivering godfather of the movement, announced he is leavin
well have broken the law. on the other hand they've apologized for it. we'll have a long and careful think about what, if anything, we do. >> reporter: the station said it was the easiest prank call it had ever made. >> when is a good time to come and visit her, because i'm the queen, so i need a lift down there. >> i would suggest that any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> reporter: a nurse what she's supposed to do when someone calls up saying she's the queen is ask for proof. what started as a story about a difficult beginning to a pregnancy became more than that. it became one about patient confidentiality and about humor and about bad accents. >> thank you, mark phillips. >>> in egypt this morning, army tanks are protecting the presidential palace as president mohamed morsi prepares to speak to the nation tonight. at least five people were killed overnight and hundreds wounded as the proponents of morsei fought outside the palace gates. holly williams is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. egypt's political strife has
. the united states supreme court said yesterday it'll hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage as only between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same sex marriage, proposition eight which voters approved in 2008. lower courts ruled that the proposition was not congress constitutional. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand
paid their taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. >> local reservoirs' have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the last weekend storms. reserves and santa clara improve significantly with the right fog, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says that the average stores in their reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of where they should normally be. east bay mud says all there reservoirs' are now at 85 percent capacity. as far as water supply--they are in good shape. to many more storms, they will have to release some water into creeks to maintain the levels. >> this is a live look from the roof cam and there is a beautiful start to the morning. we are just dealing with cloudy conditions right now. the cool air has settled and as for the weekend it will be sunny and warmer. we will have a chance of showers. dealing with low visibility in the north bay. santa rosa and now are down at zero
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